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Stripes vs polka dots.

Polka dot journey started in the 20s when Miss of America was photographed in a polka dot swimsuit.

A few years later, Disney introduced world nation with Minnie Mouse wearing a red polka dot dress and matching bow.

Shortly after, polka dot dresses appeared in stores and women started buying it.

Its feminine touch grew to a big trend whom the stamp was given by a world-known movie icon, Marilyn Monroe.

So, there’s definitely a nostalgia associated with polka dots as well as it became a statement in the rockabilly scene.

If we analyze stripes pattern, it is easy to notice that they were symbolizing everything expect the clothing trends. Used in a road sign and often presenting negativeness in Western cultures (prisoners suit, criminals, clowns etc.) stripes may have developed through natural selection as with the zebras.

Later on, stripe fashion became mainstream thanks to Coco Chanel who was inspired by the workers uniform during her trip to the French Rivera, and she started to apply the “Navy and White Strips” into her designs. Everything else remained as a history since stripes had their place in fashion established.

Stripe a pose!

Nowadays, with the rise of vintage, fashion approved the mixture of polka dots and stripes in French marinière. Inspired by it, I did it my way secretly conjuring the past.

Sweater with stripes came along with polka dots ankle boots and Ferrari red suit trousers. I matched it all with leather/fur aviator black jacket, newsboy cap, and belt bag.

Black and white were never so amusing. Play and enjoy.

Being stylish means being brave enough to play.

What do you say?


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